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Fire at Wilmington Friends ruled arson
Updated Friday, May 25, 2012 - 8:57am
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|Firefighters battle the April 17th fire at Wilmington Friends (WDEL Archive)|
State Fire Marshal's investigators say last month's fire at Wilmington Friends School was intentionally set.
The fire started around 12:30 on the afternoon of April 17th in the auditorium of the facility in Alapocas.
The Talleyville Fire Company was the first on the scene, and Dave Carpenter told WDEL's Amy Cherry what firefighters found.
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"Upon arrival when the fire advanced into the second story of the auditorium, then the firefighters realized the roof was collapsing. They evacuated out of the structure, the incident went to three alarms, the incident commander called for a three alarm fire which is about 25 pieces of equipment and 100 firefighters on scene."
No students received injuries, but two firefighters were hurt battling the blaze and were taken to the hospital in stable condition.
Investigators are now looking for a suspect, or suspects, and ask anyone with information to call the Fire Marshal's Office's New Castle division at 323-5375.
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